Women Writing for (a) Change Cincinnati - October 2018 Newsletter 

An Invitation to Write

"What would happen if one woman told the truth about her life? The world would split open."
~Muriel Rukeyser, 
Rukeyser's words seem especially relevant today. What are your thoughts?



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Books By The Banks
October 20th, 10am-4pm

Tina Neyer, who has been involved with WWf(a)C for many years will be on the panel A Critical Eye Toward Reading and Writing. Joined by authors Jeffrey Ford, Jessica Strawser, and Michael Nye, as well as Acre Books editor Nicola Mason, the panelists will share how they approach reading to shape their own work. Panel begins at 2:30 pm - details here.
A Great Turn-Out for the Mural Dedication!

Mural artist Erin Baker

The heat was no match for the enthusiasm at the September 20 Mural Dedication ceremony at WWf(a)C's building. Silverton Mayor John Smith kicked off the event, which was then emceed beautifully by
Vice Mayor Shirley Hackett-Austin. 

The crowd heard from ArtWorks Programming Director Marie Krulewitch-Brown and Hamilton County Commissioner Denise Driehaus. Mural artist Erin Baker spoke about the symbolism she incorporated into the piece and WWf(a)C Executive Director, Diane Debevec, read the poem Tell Me, She Said by Sally Atkins, the line from which "We are all in this story together" graces the mural's center. Refreshments followed and community member Elena G. won a free writing class.

Our sign will be back up on the building soon!

Be a part of our annual WWf(a)C V-DAY event!

WWf(a)C is soliciting original monologues, comedy pieces, essays, poems and rants for our 7th annual V-DAY event to be held the weekend of February 8, 2019. The purpose of this annual presentation is to stand up against gender-based violence and to raise awareness in our community. All genders are welcome to submit and participate. We're looking for pieces about sexuality, relationships, gender-based violence, LGBTQ issues, feminism, rape, harassment and much more. Email your questions, ideas or completed pieces of 800 words or less to llambert@womenwriting.org.
Snail mail anonymous submissions to Laurie Lambert c/o WWf(a)C,
6906 Plainfield Rd, Cincinnati, OH 45236. We provide readers if desired. Deadline December 1st.  
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Coming October 20th
Get your tickets and join us at Greenwich House Gallery in O'Bryonville, from 7-9:30pm on 10/20.

Enjoy the gallery art and conversation as you taste the wine and peruse the silent auction. Keyboard music by Mike Darrah and food by A Catered Affair.

A short interlude in the event showcases several WWf(a)C writers reading their own brief pieces.

Board member Alyssa Brandt sports her handmade scarf for the silent auction and donated wine.

Tickets $30 - Purchase here
Write Around the Corner
Exploring Cross Cultural Expressions

vanessa german: running with freedom October 6, 1-4pm

This Saturday, October 6th at 1pm, Women Writing for (a) Change partners with the Taft Museum of Art for the first program in this ten-part series. Join facilitators Katherine Meyer and Lisa Rocklin for this special program inspired by the artwork of poet, performer, photographer, and sculptor Vanessa German. Register here.

The series continues with
We Are All in This Story Together:
Bridging Differences Through Collaborative Art
Nov 10, 1-3:30pm

I know there is strength in the differences between us. I know there is comfort, where we overlap.
~Ani DiFranco

Join Women Writing for (a) Change to explore our own individual stories and participate in the creation of a collaborative written work. See and hear how one local area brought residents together in a creative art project focused on diversity and inclusion. Find strength and comfort through an afternoon of deep listening and personal writing that intertwines individual differences with shared experiences. Together, let's write a story of community.   Register here.

These programs supported by the generosity of community contributions to the ArtsWave Campaign.
Beverly Coyle Receives
Enthusiast Reception

Brittany Freudiger, Hope Miller, Laila Hameen and Abby Doench

Big gratitude to NYC author and playwright Beverly Coyle for coming to WWf(a)C on September 21 st  and 22 nd  as part of the WWf(a)C   Annual Author Series.   Friday   evening began with an appreciation reception celebrating WWf(a)C donors. Then came the powerful staged reading of Beverly Coyle's play In Our Own Voices: Women Veterans Tell Their Story. Four local actors: Abby Doench, Brittany Freudiger, Laila Hameen and Hope Miller read the four parts, bringing to life the experiences of the veterans. They portrayed the innocent, capricious, determined, serious or dedicated decision to enlist; the successes and camaraderie; the horrors of battle or assault; and their return to home and civilian life as very different women who felt that few could really understand what their experiences had been. The reading was followed by a discussion with Beverly about the play and her process, and a reception.

On Saturday, Beverly led an afternoon workshop titled "Listening Inspired Writing:  Finding Hidden Treasure in the Stories of Others".  All came away with new ideas and tools for their writing lives!

Beverly Coyle
Upcoming Classes 
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Craft of Writing Classes
Building Blocks Intensive  - continues October 5

FREE Core Class Samplers
Co-Ed Core Sampler - October 13
Core Sampler - October 18
Core Sampler - October 23

Core Classes - 8-Week - Fall Term II
Tuesday AM 8-Week - begins October 30
Tuesday PM 8-Week - begins October 30
Wednesday PM 8-Week - begins October 24
Thursday AM 8-Week - begins October 25

Co-Ed Core Class - 10-Week Winter Term
  Wednesday PM - begins November 28

Classes For Girls and Young Women
Girls Fall 2018 Session - We Are...   - continues Oct 21

Write Around The Corner - Original Series
Lloyd LibraryOut of the Archives...On to Your Page - October 13

Write Around The Corner - Exploring Cross Cultural Expressions Series

Midst of Chaos  - Oct 28-31

Conscious Feminine Leadership Academy (CFLA)
Discernment Circles continue November 10th.

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